News

  • NEWPORT PROJECT - AN ART & INDUSTRY PROJECT

    The Newport Project was a new and exciting artist, student and community consultation that took place from November 2017 to March 2018.

    The project’s aims were to develop design ideas for the Paine Reserve area utilising Placemaking practices and complementing the strategic plans for Melbourne and Hobsons Bay City Council.

    The project was initiated by Councillor Peter Hemphill and supported by the Newport Traders Association. Ideas for the project were developed in consultation with local artists, community members, Newport Traders and students and lecturers from the Thrive Research Hub at The University of Melbourne.

    Watch a video on the process.  
    Read the recommendations document. 
    Download the recommendations document.

  • NEWPORT PROJECT EXHIBITION - 21-23 February at The Substation, Newport: Showcasing concepts resulting from consultation with local artists, students and the community. Come and see their ideas and offer you own!
    Your invitation. 
    Read the latest newsletter.

  • 'LION TAMING YOUR ARTS PROJECT'
    Calling all local western suburb artists who create art or wish to make art in the area! You are invited to attend our next series of workshops - ‘Lion Taming Your Arts Project’. This is a great opportunity for budding or experienced artists to develop arts projects that may be used in our 2018 Art & Industry Festival. Read more.
  • ART & INDUSTRY FESTIVAL 2018
    The next Art & Industry Festival takes place November 16-25 2018. If you would like to be involved simply leave your details on our contact page.
  • IF: INDUSTRIAL FASHION 2017
    Watch this space for photos from this event coming soon!
  • Watch 'Ten Days of Industrial Strength Art'
    A film by Lindy Allen based on observations and evaluations of the 2016 Festival. Featuring artists, participants and audience members.
  • PAST NEWS
    Read the 2016 Festival Evaluation
    Watch our Showreel
    A background to the Festival featuring Festival Director, Donna Jackson.
    2016 News
    Including 2016 editions of  'A&I News' and 'Program at a Glance'.